Mobility scooter-related injuries and deaths

Keren McKenna, Amanda Tovell, Sophie Pointer, James Harrison, Stacey Avefua

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Abstract

More than 4,500 people were admitted to hospital for a possible mobility scooter-related injury between 2011–12 and 2015–16, including 121 cases involving a pedestrian who was injured in a collision with a mobility scooter. Compared with a decade earlier, fall injuries most likely from a mobility scooter have increased for older Australians aged 60 and over—from about 200 to about 500 each year. Over the 10 years from 2006–07 to 2015–16, a total of 69 people aged 60 and over died from a mobility scooter-related incident.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781760545147
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019

Publication series

NameInjury research and statistics
No.121

Keywords

  • Mobility Scooter
  • Injury
  • Death

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